Saturday, July 30, 2011

Gay marriage detractors not all right-wing bullies - The Barrie Examiner - Ontario, CA

Gay marriage detractors not all right-wing bullies - The Barrie Examiner - Ontario, CA

Wherever homosexual marriage has been accepted, the real forces of intolerance have been unmasked by those defending traditional marriage being consistently depicted as right-wing bigots and bullies.

Ultimately, the problem is not homophobia, but theophobia -- a hatred by some of God, faith, religion and the church. The public affirmation of this prejudice is the hallmark of ideological totalitarianism.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

America - I Need You

Horse With No Name!

Played this while driving to Death Valley!

Ventura Highway by America with Lyrics

America | Lonely People

RIP Dan Peek

Can't call an Apple an Orange

The culture war is still with us. An Apple is still 'not' an Orange:
It is important to note that this war is being waged by a distinct minority against several thousand years of human history, and that their agenda has never carried the day when put before the public for a vote. Quite the opposite, actually. Voters in over thirty states have passed marriage amendments to their state constitutions defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Any victories for gay marriage have always been by imposition of a legislature or, more often, via subversion of the political process by the judiciary.

Just prior to the vote on the new marriage law, New York Democrat State Senator Carl Kruger stated that, “what we’re about to do is re-define what the American family is.” At least someone knows what they’re doing and why. Too many conservatives don’t seem awake to it. The fact is, liberals not only want to re-define marriage, but to use the force of law to mandate social approval of a certain type of behavior. To legally force everyone to treat an apple as though it were an orange.

Pawlenty: Traditional Marriage Should remain elevated

Tim Pawlenty: Traditional Marriage Should Remain Elevated, Christian News

Democrats' Latest Claim: Obama = Reagan?

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

15 lies about Family and Marriage

From a lecture on June 30, 2011, at a fundraiser for the Love and Fidelity Network and Grupo Solido, an Argentine project supporting marriage, chastity, and fidelity.

1. Sexual desire is something that can and should be gratified, not restrained. This gratification is known as “health.”

2. One’s sexual “orientation” or “identity”—even one’s “gender”—is a variable thing. Maybe genetics has something to do with it, maybe it comes down to freedom to choose—maybe a little of both. But wherever you wind up, it’s all good. Until you wind up somewhere else, and that’s good too.

3. Everyone is entitled to marry the person he loves (at this particular moment). Coming soon—marriage to the multiple persons one loves!

4. There is no significant difference between men and women with respect to any sexual matter. “Gender” and “identity” are “social constructs,” which we can accept or reject at will.

5. The differentiation of male and female roles is a species of oppression. (Even if you choose the role? What happened to the freedom to choose your identity? Never mind, don’t ask such questions!)

6. “Hooking up” for casual sexual encounters without commitment is just what young people do if left to their own devices. And it is good so to leave them, as these serial relationships are normal and healthy.

7. “Safe sex”—that is, the use of contraception and disease-preventive measures—and consent are the only moral strictures that universally apply to sexual matters.

8. Virginity past one’s late teen years is, well, freakish.

9. Cohabitation before marriage is downright expected, and is a healthy trial run of a relationship.

10. Marriage is optional and certainly not permanent, nor need it be characterized by sexual exclusivity. “Until a loss of interest do us part.” Why should it be work?

11. Out-of-wedlock childbearing is normal and has no adverse consequences, anyway not for you.

12. Abortion is always available, always will be, and has no adverse consequences, anyway not for you. “It’s a woman’s right to choose.”

13. “A family” is whatever we say one is. Who are you to say different?

14. Where children are wanted and nature does not supply, science can make up the deficit at no moral or social cost (albeit considerable financial expense) by sperm donation, egg donation, surrogacy, in vitro fertilization, etc.

15. Any child can have mommies and/or daddies in any number and combination, by blood, marriage, or adoption. There is no harm in any of these possibilities, for children are blank slates, fully adaptable to all adult choices.

Friday, July 15, 2011

SB 48 signed into law

Gov. Brown (Moonbeam II) has signed SB 48 into law.
Textbooks now must include information on the role of LGBT Americans, as well as Americans with disabilities, though California’s budget crisis has delayed the purchasing of new books until at least 2015.

“History should be honest,” Brown, a Democrat, said in a statement. “This bill revises existing laws that prohibit discrimination in education and ensures that the important contributions of Americans from all backgrounds and walks of life are included in our history books.”

The governor called the legislation, SB48, introduced by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, “historic.”

The law – the first of its kind in the nation – adds the two groups to an existing list of minority and other groups that are required to be part of the social sciences curriculum.
I think parents who don't approve of this have to unite.
We need to take our schools back!

Monday, July 04, 2011

Sunday, July 03, 2011

The Last Vietnam Draftie retires

It is amazing that one man who did not really want to serve had a 39 year career. Thanks to your servce to our country! (here)
He didn't join the Army willingly, but as Command Sgt. Maj. Jeff Mellinger prepares to retire, he's grateful he found his calling.

Mellinger was drafted to fight the Vietnam War, and the Army believes he's the last draftee to retire, after 39 years. Most did their two years and left. But Mellinger had found home.

"I think I'm pretty good at it, but I like it. That's the bottom line. I love being a soldier and I love being around soldiers," he said.